I haven't yet seen the new Casino Royale; I plan to see it, but I've been mildly dubious about it. And I'm still holding a grudge against the filmmakers for dumping Pierce Brosnan. (Also, I confess that I enjoyed the original Casino Royale movie when I saw it as a kid, though it was obviously a mess.)
But I'm suddenly a little more interested, thanks to Naomi's telling me that Daniel Craig wants a gay scene in the next movie.
I don't know which I'm more pleased by: Craig making the suggestion at all, or his justification for it: "look at Doctor Who--that has had gay scenes in it and no one blinks an eye."
But wait, there's more! Turns out that Craig was also in another recent movie, Infamous, one of the movies about Truman Capote writing In Cold Blood. According to a gay.com article from September, there's a kiss in the movie between Craig and Toby Jones, the guy who plays Capote. Jones commented: "I never dreamed I'd kiss James Bond. Now that I've done it, I say I hope I'm just the first of many."
And he may be! According to an extremely implausible FemaleFirst article from around the same time:
Daniel Craig will have a male love interest in the next Bond movie.
Bond 22--the [next Bond movie after Royale]--will now see a homoerotic relationship develop between the suave spy and secret agent Felix Leiter, played by Jeffrey Wright.
I don't buy it for a minute. Or rather, I'm willing to believe that they'll put in some homoerotic subtext--which is to say, slash moments; that sounds very plausible. But I can't imagine that they'll go as far as (say) a kiss.
But I'm still tickled by the idea.